French-Inspired Row House

See how French Quarter-inspired accents and gardens transformed a dull row house.

  • Marty Dominguez needed help making her little yellow row house stand out, plus deal with problems like a broken walkway, sloped stairs, rotted porch and outdated trim.
  • Designer Don Hirsch and Landscape Architect J. Mark White took inspiration from the French Quarter and added color, custom iron and bistro accents.
  • New porch railings replace the old, rotted ones and Hirsch gives the illusion of a second story balcony by continuing the railings on the roof of the porch.
  • Unique ornamentation on the security bars and fence add instant charm.
  • The crumbling brick walkway is replaced with flagstone.
  • A decorative planter is adorned with diamond-shaped iron trim.
  • Landscape Architect J. Mark White picked plants that would thrive in shady areas, plus add instant color and texture to the landscape. © 2010 Scripps Networks, L.L.C. All rights reserved
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